The Sidney M. Wolinsky Fellowship – Disability Rights Advocates

The Sidney M. Wolinsky Fellowship
Headshot of Ptahra Jeppe, 2020 Wolinsky Fellow

Ensuring a Future Generation of Public Interest Lawyers

The Wolinsky Fellowship is an ongoing two-year Fellowship program named in honor of DRA’s Co-Founder Sid Wolinsky. Preference is given to individuals with disabilities.

About The Fellowship

Fellowships are a crucial lifeline enabling recent law school graduates to pursue a career in public interest law. At DRA, fellows receive stellar mentorship and ample opportunities to work on cutting-edge civil rights cases that better the lives of people with disabilities across the country.

About Sid

For over five decades, Sid Wolinsky used the law as a tool to challenge discrimination and secure equal rights for people with disabilities. Sid’s vigilance in public interest law and his mentorship to thousands of law students pursuing public interest careers was honored by the California State Bar’s lifetime achievement award, the Loren Miller award, in 2011. This award recognizes his commitment, dedication, and brilliant lawyering, which has impacted the lives of thousands of people with disabilities nationwide.

“I have a tremendous amount of respect and admiration for Sid Wolinsky… Sid’s boundless energy and dedication [...]

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